Tag Archives: september

Two Thursdays

The skies have been festooned with skeins of migrating geese this week. Both at the allotment and in the garden I have heard the distant honking and looked up in time to see them; initially a thin wobbly line, then … Continue reading

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Life lessons

Sunday morning was bright and clear. We put on our boots and headed up into the hills behind our house. In a meadow high above the city we sipped scalding hot chocolate out of flasks and munched on satsumas. Below … Continue reading

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Lines and linings

It’s been a week of chilly mornings, giving way to glorious golden September days. We’ve been doing lots of sorting. I’ve been potting on numerous perennial seedlings and lining drawers with this lovely paper. It’s a bit of an old-fashioned … Continue reading

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September

The festivity that occupies the majority of Steve Roud’s chapter on September in his book, The English Year, is Harvest Festival. We have some friends who lived for a while in America and every year they celebrate Thanksgiving. While I’m … Continue reading

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Centre of the Cell

Big Dreamer talked endlessly about picking the blackberries that filled the brambles across the road from our house. Of course he didn’t get round to it and now they have gone over. As everyone knows, the Devil is in blackberries … Continue reading

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